Maria Oen

Postdoctoral Fellow - Medieval Studies
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Visiting address Centre for Medieval Studies Dept. of History Stockholm University 106 91 Stockholm Sweden
Postal address Postboks 1102 Blindern 0317 OSLO
Other affiliations History of Art

Academic interests

  • Medieval and early modern visual culture
  • Manuscript studies and illuminations
  • Pilgrimage and the Holy Land in the Middle Ages
  • Birgitta of Sweden & Catherine of Siena
  • Visions and visual experience
  • Art and knowledge
  • Cult images
  • Medieval iconography
  • Theory and method in the study of medieval art
  • Art and anthropology
  • Art and the cult of saints

Background

Education

2015 Ph.D., Art History, University of Oslo. Dissertation: The Visions of St. Birgitta: A Study of the Making and Reception of Images in the Later Middle Ages

2010 Diplôme Européen d'Études Médiévales, Fédération Internationale des Institutes d'Études Médiévales (FIDEM), Rome

2009 M. Phil., Art History, University of Oslo. Dissertation: Devotion and Interpretation: A Study of the Miraculous Image of SS. Annunziata in Florence and the Pictorial Understanding in the Early Modern Period

2006 B.A., Art History and Philosophy, University of Oslo

Experience

2017- Marie Curie Fellow at the Centre for Medieval Studies, Stockholm University and at the Dept. of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo (funded by the FRIPRO Mobility Grant Programme - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions’ COFUND (ERC) and The Norwegian Research Council)

2016-2017 Visiting Researcher at The Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London (funded by Sven och Dagmar Saléns Stiftelse for Research within the Humanities in Europe)

2015-2016 Teaching Fellow (art history) at the University of Oslo, IFIKK,  and at Stockholm University, Dept. of Culture and Aesthetics

Ongoing projects

The Locus of Truth: Birgitta of Sweden and the Journey to Jerusalem (Funded by the FRIPRO Mobility Grant Programme - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions’ COFUND/The Norwegian Research Council, 2017-2020)

Birgitta of Sweden & Catherine of Siena: Authorship and Sanctity in the 14th Century and Beyond (Funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, 2017)

 

Fall 2017: I will be based at the Swedish Institute in Rome with postal address: Istituto Svedese di Studi Classici a Roma, Via Omero, 14, 00197 Roma, Italia.

 

Tags: Middle Ages, Medieval Studies, Medieval art, Art History, Art historical methodology, Manuscript Culture, Renaissance, Medieval Culture, Iconography, Cult of Saints

Publications

Forthcoming Publications (under contract)

“Iconography and Visions: St. Birgitta’s Revelation of the Nativity of Christ,” in The Locus of Meaning in Medieval Art: Iconography, Iconology and Interpreting the Visual Imagery of the Middle Ages, ed. by Lena Liepe. Studies in Iconography: Themes and Variations (Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, 2017)

A Companion to Birgitta of Sweden and Her Legacy in the Later Middle Ages, ed. by Maria H. Oen, with Claire L. Sahlin, Brill’s Companions to the Christian Tradition (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2018)

Sanctity and Female Authorship in the 14th Century and Beyond: Birgitta of Sweden & Catherine of Siena, ed. by Maria H. Oen and Unn Falkeid. Routledge Studies in Medieval Religion and Culture (London and New York: Routledge, 2018)

 

  • Oen, Maria Husabø (2015). Franciskus och visionens ikonografi, I: Per Förnegård & Olle Ferm (red.),  Mellan himmel och helvete. Bilder och berättelser från senmedeltidens Italien.  Bokförlaget Atlantis.  ISBN 9789173537209.  6.  s 123 - 151
  • Oen, Maria Husabø (2013). Sight, Body, and Imagery in the Visionary Experiences of Birgitta, In Claes Gejrot; Mia Åkestam & Roger Andersson (ed.),  The Birgittine Experience: Papers from the Birgitta Conference in Stockholm 2011.  Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien.  ISBN 9789174024173.  190-208.
  • Oen, Maria Husabø (2011). The Origins of a Miraculous Image: Notes on the Annunciation Fresco in SS. Annunziata in Florence. Konsthistorisk Tidskrift.  ISSN 0023-3609.  80(1), s 1- 22

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  • Oen, Maria Husabø (2017). Ambivalent Images of Authorship.
  • Oen, Maria Husabø (2017). Författarporträtt av kvinnor i senmedeltiden: Heliga Birgitta och Caterina av Siena.
  • Oen, Maria Husabø (2017). Rome and the Sanctity of Saint Birgitta.
  • Oen, Maria Husabø (2016). Birgitta of Sweden and the Transformative Impact of Gazing at the Holy Land.
  • Oen, Maria Husabø (2016). Negotiating Female Sanctity in the Late Middle Ages: The Case of St. Birgitta of Sweden and the Process of Her Canonization.
  • Oen, Maria Husabø (2016). Review of The Saturated Sensorium: Principles of Perception and Mediation in the Middle Ages, ed. by Lohfert Jørgensen, Laugerud & Skinnebach. Collegium Medievale.  ISSN 0801-9282.  29, s 143- 147
  • Oen, Maria Husabø (2016). Syn som vei til sannhet.
  • Oen, Maria Husabø (2016). The Body as Image: Holy Women in Italy, 1200-1450.
  • Oen, Maria Husabø (2016). The Locus of Truth: The Authenticity of St. Birgitta’s Visions from the Holy Land.
  • Oen, Maria Husabø (2016). Visualiseringen av en visjon: Billedprogrammet i Birgittas Liber celestis revelacionum.
  • Oen, Maria Husabø (2015). "Ad montem calvarie dum essem mestissima plorans…": Physical Presence and Divine Truth in St. Birgitta's Revelaciones.
  • Oen, Maria Husabø (2015). ‘Apparuit ei Christus in eodem loco…’: The Significance of the Earthly Jerusalem for the Transmission of Divine Truth.
  • Oen, Maria Husabø (2015). Picturing Holiness: The Role of Images in the Canonization of Catherine and Birgitta.
  • Oen, Maria Husabø (2015). St. Birgitta av Sverige og visjonens natur i senmiddelalderen.
  • Oen, Maria Husabø (2015). The Role of Images in the Vernacularization of Scripture.
  • Oen, Maria Husabø (2015). The Visions of St. Birgitta: A Study of the Making and Reception of Images in the Later Middle Ages.
  • Oen, Maria Husabø (2014). Picturing Divine Visions: St. Brigit of Sweden and the Cycle of Images in Her Revelations.
  • Oen, Maria Husabø (2014). Seeing and Feeling in Late Medieval Visionary Culture: Emotional Expressions as Representations of Visions.
  • Oen, Maria Husabø (2014). The visions of St. Birgitta.
  • Oen, Maria Husabø (2013). Den hellige Birgittas visjoner - en kunsthistorisk undersøkelse.
  • Oen, Maria Husabø (2013). Physical Aspects of Medieval Visions.
  • Oen, Maria Husabø (2013). The Iconography of Visions: St. Birgitta's Revelations from the Holy Land.
  • Oen, Maria Husabø (2012). St. Franciskus og visjonens ikonografi.
  • Oen, Maria Husabø (2011). Birgitta's Images: Art and Visuality in Birgittine Spirituality, Cult and Devotion.
  • Oen, Maria Husabø (2011). Devotional Images and Images of Devotion.
  • Oen, Maria Husabø (2011). Sight, Body and Imagery in the Visionary Experiences of Birgitta.
  • Oen, Maria Husabø (2009). Devotion and Interpretation: A Study of the Miraculous Image of SS. Annunziata in Florence and the Pictorial Understanding in the Early Modern Period.

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